Aditya-L1 Completes First Orbit in Halo Trajectory

Aditya-L1, India’s first solar observatory spacecraft, has successfully completed its first orbit in the halo trajectory around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 1 (L1). The spacecraft began its orbit around the Lagrange point on January 6 and took 178 days to complete this initial mission phase.

PSLV-C57 Flight Sequence

Launched on September 2 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh aboard the PSLV-C57 rocket, Aditya-L1 reached its destination at the Lagrange Point on January 6.

The Lagrange Point is a unique spot where the gravitational forces of the Earth and the Sun are balanced, allowing the spacecraft to maintain a stable position with minimal fuel consumption. The spacecraft traveled 1.5 million kilometers in 125 days to reach the Lagrange Point.

Aditya-L1’s mission is to study the Sun, providing crucial data about its outer layers, solar winds, and the effects of solar activity on space weather.

This mission marks a significant milestone for India’s space research, showcasing the nation’s growing capabilities in space exploration and contributing valuable information to global solar studies.

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